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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1996
  • pp: 131–133

High-power, high-repetition-rate picosecond optical parametric oscillator for the near- to mid-infrared

S. French, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and A. Miller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 131-133 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000131


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Abstract

A high-repetition-rate, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator based on KTiOAsO4 and synchronously pumped by a self-mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser is reported. Under the conditions of pump-tuned noncritical type II phase matching, average near-infrared output powers of 403 mW have been generated at a repetition rate of 81 MHz. With the available mirror set, signal tuning over 1.116–1.281 μm and idler tuning over 2.260–3.160 μm are demonstrated for a range of pump wavelengths. Without dispersion compensation, signal (idler) pulses with durations of 1.01–1.03 (1.61–2.91) ps have been obtained for 1.2-ps input pump pulses.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: September 26, 1995
Published: January 15, 1996

Citation
S. French, M. Ebrahimzadeh, and A. Miller, "High-power, high-repetition-rate picosecond optical parametric oscillator for the near- to mid-infrared," Opt. Lett. 21, 131-133 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-2-131

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